Sydney Auctions Online help desk

How do the auctions work ?

To bid on an auction click on the link to the auction from the home page. You will see a listing like this:


Click on the the title of a lot and you will see a screen like this:


You can also enter a maximum bid.  Here you can enter your bid and the system will automatically bid on your behalf up to this amount.

  • If you enter a maximum bid that is equal to another bidder’s bid then their bid will be placed first.
  • If you enter a maximum bid that is not consistent with the bid increments for the lot then your maximum bid will be adjusted.  For example if you entered a maximum bid of $54 for the above lot it will be adjusted down to nearest bid acceptable i.e $50

If you are outbid you will receive an email with a link to that lot.  Click the link in the email to bid again.

At the end of the auction or the following day if the auction ends late at night you will receive an email  if you are the winning bidder.  If you are the highest bidder but the reserve has not been reached you may receive an email indicating the reserve and inviting you to make an offer on the lot.

Please make arrangements with Sydney Auctions regarding payment and picking up your lots.

Do the items have reserves ?

All lots have reserves unless otherwise stated - when the reserve price is reached you will be notified by a message "on the market".

What happens if I am the winning bidder ?

If your bid is successful, you will receive a confirmation email followed by an invoice.  You will be contacted to arrange payment and collection.

Does my bid include GST ?

No, all bids are EX GST.

Are there fees and charges ?

Yes, a buyers premium is added to the bid price.  The buyers premium varies, please refer to each lot.

For example:

If the winning bid is          $100  EX GST
Buyers premium of 10%    $10  EX GST
Total Price                         $110 EX GST

Add GST                               $11
Total Amount Due            $121 INC GST

How do the auctions close ?

If there is active bidding for a lot the closing time for that lot will extend by 3 minutes if there is a bid 3 minutes prior to the closing time.